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Cluster perturbation theory. III. Perturbation series for coupled cluster singles and doubles excitation energies


Baudin, Pablo
Pawlowski, Filip
Bykov, Dmytro
Liakh, Dimitry
Kristensen, Kasper
Olsen, Jeppe
Jorgensen, Poul


The cluster perturbation series, CPS(D), for coupled cluster singles and doubles excitation energies is considered. It is demonstrated that the second-order model CPS(D-2) is identical to the configuration interaction singles with perturbative doubles, CIS(D) model. The third-order model, CPS(D-3), provides excitation energies of coupled cluster singles and doubles (CCSD) quality in the sense that the difference between CPS(D-3) and CCSD excitation energies is of the same size or smaller than the effect of adding triples corrections to CCSD excitation energies. We further show that the third-order corrections can be efficiently implemented, in particular, when the resolution of the identity approximation is used for integrals. We also show that the CPS(D-3) excitation energies can be determined for system sizes that are far beyond what can be considered in conventional CCSD excitation energy calculations. Published under license by AIP Publishing.